1996-07-19 to 1996-07-21

World Superbike United States Round

Laguna Seca (Permanent circuit, 3.6100 km)
Attendance: 35,000
Event permit: IMN 102/7
Timekeepers: AMA Timing & Scoring
Entries: 39 / Practised: 25 / Qualified: 25

Map of Laguna Seca circuit.


  • Entry list available.Entry list
  • 19 Jul, Fri
  • No results.Free Practice 1
  • Results are available.Qualifying 1
  • 20 Jul, Sat
  • No results.Free Practice 2
  • Results are available.Qualifying 2
  • Qualifying times available.Overall qualifying
  • 21 Jul, Sun
  • No results.Warm-Up
  • Results are available.Race 1
  • Results are available.Race 2
  • Race 2

    Scheduled duration: 29 laps
    Started: 22 / Classified: 18

    Scheduled start time: 15:30
    Weather: Sunny / Track: Dry

    P.#RiderBikeLapsTimeGapKM/HBest LapOnGr.
    14Flag of AustraliaAnthony GOBERTDunlop tyresKawasaki2840:59.224147.971:27.090273
    22Flag of AustraliaTroy CORSERMichelin tyresDucati2841:04.1154.891147.671:27.229212
    33Flag of New ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda2841:10.96711.743147.271:27.533276
    41Flag of Great BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresHonda2841:12.56813.344147.171:27.4912611
    56Flag of New ZealandSimon CRAFARDunlop tyresKawasaki2841:13.60514.381147.111:27.259278
    6110Flag of USADoug CHANDLERDunlop tyresKawasaki2841:17.29418.070146.891:27.591277
    77Flag of ItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati2841:19.38320.159146.771:27.2772214
    85Flag of JapanWataru YOSHIKAWADunlop tyresYamaha2841:20.50321.279146.701:26.9262712
    99Flag of Great BritainNeil HODGSONMichelin tyresDucati2841:23.52024.296146.521:27.625114
    1067Flag of USAMike HALEMichelin tyresDucati2841:24.45525.231146.471:27.711209
    1116Flag of ItalyPaolo CASOLIMichelin tyresDucati2841:40.97641.752145.501:28.207918
    1211Flag of USAJohn KOCINSKIMichelin tyresDucati2841:42.13842.914145.431:26.935261
    1336Flag of AustraliaKirk McCARTHYMichelin tyresSuzuki2841:44.30145.077145.311:28.354815
    1472Flag of USALarry PEGRAMMichelin tyresDucati2841:54.74255.518144.701:28.7341519
    1568Flag of USAMike SMITHDunlop tyresKawasaki2841:56.65257.428144.591:29.044316
    168Flag of ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki2841:56.77657.552144.581:28.9521320
    1718Flag of SloveniaIgor JERMANDunlop tyresKawasaki2741:32.1101 lap140.801:30.8981924
    18124Flag of USAMark MILLERDunlop tyresSuzuki2742:43.5931 lap136.881:32.7681125
    RT38Flag of GreeceIoannis BOUSTASMichelin tyresDucati1116:43.527Engine142.451:29.535522
    RT111Flag of CanadaMiguel DUHAMELDunlop tyresHonda710:29.329Accident144.551:28.233510
    RT139Flag of ItalyAlessandro GRAMIGNIMichelin tyresDucati34:40.570Retired138.961:29.936317
    RT45Flag of USAColin EDWARDSDunlop tyresYamaha11:36.832Accident134.211:36.83215
    NS10Flag of Great BritainJohn REYNOLDSMichelin tyresSuzukiInjured13
    NS34Flag of USAMichael BARNESDunlop tyresDucatiMechanical21
    NS116Flag of USAJames RANDOLPHDunlop tyresDucatiMechanical23
    Fastest lap5Flag of JapanWataru YOSHIKAWADunlop tyresYamaha1:26.926 on lap 27149.51 km/h


    #124 Miller: 30 seconds (reason unknown).

    Rider notes

    #116 Randolph: Listed as Suzuki rider on official results.


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